Ancient Spirit Rising
Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community
By Pegi Eyers
Ancient Spirit Rising is the recipient of a 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Current Events/Social Change category! The awards are issued by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG), the gurus of the independent publishing business. Next Generation awards are given to the “most exceptional” independently published books. View the winners list >here<
Pegi Eyers is to be commended for her deeply thoughtful, intelligent, inspiring and passionate
compendium text Ancient Spirit Rising. The knowledge, spirit, and generosity of this book is
of priceless value. It is an honest testimony of the past and a vision into the future.
Ancient Spirit Rising can be experienced slowly one chapter at a time, and the book
concludes in poem prayer (poesis - to make, to create) to begin again.
Ancient Spirit Rising awakens us, and it is an essential, important, and healing
experience to be taken into hand, heart and mind, again and again.
Diane Leslie Kaufman, Arts Medicine for Health and Healing
In her quest to discover the truth about the First Nations/Settler divide, Pegi's bonds to the natural world provided the anchor for her thinking and writing process. She sees herself as part of a new generation who are “awake and aware” and combine social justice with peacemaking and other spiritual paths.
Ancient Spirit Rising also examines New Age ideologies and the phenomena of cultural appropriation, and how our return to earth-emergent practices can replicate the same colonial agendas we are attempting to dismantle. Instead of appropriating from indigenous people, there are more balanced ways to re-land and rewild ourselves, and Ancient Spirit Rising offers modalities for authentic self-identity in the rejuvenation of a specific heritage or ethnoculture. In fact, what better place to source the tools and worldviews we need moving forward, than from our own Ancestry? In the wisdom of the past we may find the seeds for the future.
Reviving the ancestral ways can be our best strategy in an era of massive change and climate disaster. For all who hear the “call of the wild,” or are yearning for a more intimate relationship with the land, today’s exciting movements in animism, rewilding, voluntary simplicity, eco-living and sustainable community are all outlined in Ancient Spirit Rising. An all-inclusive blend of cultural studies, social commentary, neurodecolonization, ecospirituality and practices for recovering the Old Ways, Ancient Spirit Rising is a compendium for change!
Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community
is available from Stone Circle Press
and amazon.com or amazon.ca
These fine bookstores ~
Happenstance Books in Lakefield
Kent Bookstore in Lindsay
Kerr's Corner Books in Campbellford
Let's Talk Books in Cobourg
Manticore Books in Orillia
Unity Marketplace Cafe in Barrie
and accessible from these library collections ~
Peterborough Public Library
Otonabee South Monaghan Public Library (Keene)
Trent Hills Public Library (Hastings)
North Kawartha Public Library (Woodview)
Camp Kawartha Environment Centre
Guelph Public Library (Main)
Orillia Public Library
Ramara Township Public Library
Cobourg Public Library
Selwyn Public Library ~ Ennismore/Lakefield
Cavan Monaghan Library ~ Millbrook Branch
Whetung Ojibwa Centre at Curve Lake First Nation in the Kawarthas offers a spectacular collection of indigenous art, craft and books including Ancient Spirit Rising! Whetung Ojibwa Centre is open 7 days a week from 9 - 5.
Ancient Spirit Rising is now on Cafe Press~! Access the ASR store for beautiful merchandise, T-shirts and tote bags ~
PLACE HOLDS MEMORY
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"Nogojiwanong: The Place at the Foot of the Rapids"
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